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What Teens Need to Know About Credit Cards


Credit cards are awesome, right? Maybe. This article will explain the basics about credit cards - what they are, how they should be used, that credit is not free money, it is borrowed money, what APR is and what can happen if you fall behind. [. . .]

Happy Groundhog Day to Ben Bernanke


I haven’t the slightest idea what will happen if Ben Bernanke sees his shadow on February 2. However, the Federal Reserve Chairman did shed some additional light on the future of monetary policy on January 25.  [. . .]

Bob Twomey Answers Your Credit Questions from Facebook


WJAR NBC10 asked their Facebook fans to ask any questions they had about credit scores so Bob Twomey, of Webster Bank, could answer them live on air. He was able to answer a few on today's Sunrise Business segment, but for the people that didn't get an answer on TV, we've answered them on our blog. [. . .]

Calling All Veterans


The SBA has made it a top priority to assist veterans in financing their businesses or even starting up a business. In June of 2007, the SBA created the very popular SBA Patriot Express Loan Program. [. . .]

The Real Cost of Your First Car


When my brother handed me the keys to his 1983 Camaro I was so excited and grateful to have a free car.  Little did I know there are many other expenses that come along with being a car owner.  Here is what my “free” car cost me in my first six months... [. . .]

How Debit & Credit Card Fraud Works & 5 Ways To Protect Yourself


You just checked your bank accounts, like you normally do everyday, but today there is a big problem -- your checking account is negative! [. . .]

Tips for Teens on Internet Safety


I’m sure that your parents have already given you “house rules” for using the internet. They have told you not to put personal information in your online profiles. [. . .]

Resolve To Stay Positive


We make New Year's Resolutions every year. Resolutions are meant to give us goals to improve our lives. This year resolve to stay positive! The best of us have incurred an overdraft fee, or more than one.  It's stressful... [. . .]

Homeowners Associations – Plan Improvement Projects With Focus


If you are a property manager or a volunteer board member of a homeowner association, planning your capital improvement projects now is critical for your homeowners association. [. . .]

Five Finance Tips for Teens


Financial responsibility plays an important role in growing up and becoming an independent adult. The sooner you learn and become comfortable with the responsibilities of finances, the quicker you’ll be on the road to financial [. . .]